Here's the back cover to Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?: The Complete Season 1. Notice that Space Station Scooby is listed as episode 14, whereas it aired as episode 26. In addition, "The Fastest Food Fiend!" has an extra "fast" in it.
The news of two new Guess Who title cards for the last 11 episodes broke yesterday, but thanks to Weber on the ScoobyAddicts forum, we also have a trailer from Turkey (though it's in Turkish)! It all goes by pretty fast, so I wanted to take a moment and specifically point out all the new villains we see in the trailer. I'm thinking, based on the picture Tracy Mark Lee posted on Instagram, that the bug monster (which also happens to appear in the opening song for "The High School Wolfman's Musical Lament!") will be the monster in the football episode.
I can't really tell who the first three of these people are, but the fourth is Sean Astin.
And I think this is Cher! Looks like they're on a boat, so I'm betting it'll be something similar to "The Secret of Shark Island".
It's the first Scooby news of 2021! Two new Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? title cards from the remaining 11 episodes have been revealed, due to airing on Boomerang Turkey. The Sean Astin episode will be titled "Returning of the Key Ring!", and the episode featuring Lucy Liu is titled "The Tao of Scoob!" No additional information is known about any of the episodes or their US air dates at this time.
Thanks to ShadowScooby for sharing these title card images that he found on Scoobypedia!
In the Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "Total Jeopardy!" (released this past Friday to honor Alex Trebek) Velma and Shaggy compete against a robot. The episode mentions that it was the first time ever a robot had competed on Jeopardy. In real life, there was a three-part episode of Jeopardy called "The IBM Challenge," in which a robot named Watson competed against two humans for the first time ever. It is very likely that the plot of the Guess Who episode was inspired by this episode of Jeopardy. The three-part episode aired over the span of February 14-16, 2011.
To honor Alex Trebek, who sadly passed away this past Sunday, his episode is now available for free (even without an account) to watch on the Boomerang streaming service. Interestingly, the description of the episode lists the villain as "Andy the Brain Bot," yet the robot's name is Max in the episode. Also, the URL for the episode states that it was intended as episode 46, so it will be referred to such in all the guides on the site. You can watch the episode here!
This was such an amazing episode and a perfect way to honor Alex Trebek. It was so cool they released this episode early.
The way they structured this episode like a game of Jeopardy was super unique and original, and it was so fun to see them do something different and creative. You could tell a lot of love was put into this episode. Alex Trebek was an amazing guest star, and I really liked Max Kilobyte as a villain as well. It was interesting to have a villain that wasn't really fully a villain all the time, as in, he was calm and unthreatening unless someone was beating him. I liked how they worked a re-imagining of the classic bit with Scooby running into the robot in a barrel as well!
This was one of the best episodes of Guess Who and it will be rated as such: I'm placing this at #2. After a rewatch of the Kristen Schaal episode, I'm also moving that one way up to #3, moving everything else down a spot.
1. I Put a Hex on You!
2. Total Jeopardy!
3. The Horrible Haunted Hospital of Dr. Phineas Phrag!
4. The Last Inmate!
5. The Dreaded Remake of Jekyll & Hyde!
6. The Sword, The Fox and the Scooby-Doo!
7. One Minute Mysteries!
8. Dance Matron of Mayhem!
9. Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!
10. Too Many Dummies!
11. When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!
12. The Feast of Dr. Frankenfooder!
13. The Internet on Haunted House Hill!
14. What a Night, for a Dark Knight!
15. Attack of the Weird Al-osaurus!
16. The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
17. A Run Cycle Through Time!
18. The Nightmare Ghost of Psychic U!
19. A Fashion Nightmare!
20. The Wedding Witch of Wainsly Hall!
21. The 7th Inning Scare!
22. The Crown Jewel of Boxing!
23. Scooby On Ice!
24. Lost Soles of Jungle River!
25. Caveman on the Half Pipe!
26. A Moveable Mystery!
27. Revenge of the Swamp Monster!
28. The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
29. Now You Sia, Now You Don't!
30. The High School Wolfman's Musical Lament!
31. The New York Underground!
32. The Phantom, the Talking Dog, and the Hot Hot Hot Sauce!
33. Hollywood Knights!
34. Fear of the Fire Beast!
35. The Hot Dog Dog!
36. Quit Clowning!
37. Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!
38. Space Station Scooby
39. Ollie Ollie In-come Free!
40. The Fastest Food Fiend!
41. A Mystery Solving Gang Divided
To honor the memory of Alex Trebek who tragically passed away on Sunday at 80, Tracy Mark Lee (a character designer of Guess Who) posted the title card for his Guess Who episode. The episode will be titled "Total Jeopardy!"
I don't really know what order to put this episode in, since it aired as the season 2 premiere in the UK, so I'm just going to say it's episode 40 for now and can always change it later if we find out it's a different order.
I really enjoyed this episode. Jason Sudeikis was a good guest star and the plot was pretty unique. The Snakeman Monster looked like a recolored version of the Snake Demon from "Shiver and Shake, That Demon's a Snake!" (The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show).
It seemed like there were references galore in this episode! I was shocked Chen's Coffee from SDMI was referenced on that coffee cup, and did anyone else notice that the jungle sounds in the opening few seconds were archived audio from the noises when the gang gets on the island "Hassle in the Castle"?
I was a little surprised they mentioned Fred and Daphne possibly liking each other in this. I believe this is the first time Guess Who has done that.
Not the most amazing episode, but it was an enjoyable one. This ranks at #23/40 for me.
1. I Put a Hex on You!
2. The Last Inmate!
3. The Dreaded Remake of Jekyll & Hyde!
4. The Sword, The Fox and the Scooby-Doo!
5. One Minute Mysteries!
6. Dance Matron of Mayhem!
7. The Horrible Haunted Hospital of Dr. Phineas Phrag!
8. Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!
9. Too Many Dummies!
10. When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!
11. The Feast of Dr. Frankenfooder!
12. The Internet on Haunted House Hill!
13. What a Night, for a Dark Knight!
14. Attack of the Weird Al-osaurus!
15. The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
16. A Run Cycle Through Time!
17. The Nightmare Ghost of Psychic U!
18. A Fashion Nightmare!
19. The Wedding Witch of Wainsly Hall!
20. The 7th Inning Scare!
21. The Crown Jewel of Boxing!
22. Scooby On Ice!
23. Lost Soles of Jungle River!
24. Caveman on the Half Pipe!
25. A Moveable Mystery!
26. Revenge of the Swamp Monster!
27. The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
28. Now You Sia, Now You Don't!
29. The High School Wolfman's Musical Lament!
30. The New York Underground!
31. The Phantom, the Talking Dog, and the Hot Hot Hot Sauce!
32. Hollywood Knights!
33. Fear of the Fire Beast!
34. The Hot Dog Dog!
35. Quit Clowning!
36. Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!
37. Space Station Scooby
38. Ollie Ollie In-come Free!
39. The Fastest Food Fiend!
40. A Mystery Solving Gang Divided
I have some incredibly exciting news to Cher with you all haha. An Italian voice actor, Anna Cugini, has confirmed that she voiced Kristen Schaal and Cher in the Italian version of Guess Who, meaning Cher will return as one of the guest stars in the final 13 episodes of Guess Who. Nothing's really known about the episode besides this yet, but I'm curious if Sonny will get a mention at all, or if this will be another remake of the classic New Scooby-Doo Movies episode like the Sandy Duncan episode was.
With this news, we're now only missing 4 of the 13 guest stars from Guess Who - as we already know Jason Sudeikis, KISS, Dynomutt and Blue Falcon, Sean Astin, Jessica Biel, Lucy Liu, Alex Trebek and the voice actors themselves will be guest stars in the second 13.
Thanks so much to Luigi Mele Krause for sharing this with me in order to make this an exclusive for the site. It truly means a lot!
Here's a screenshot of Luigi's post that the voice actress commented on:
Amazingly, Guess Who has nearly come to a close and we're just waiting for the final 13 episodes (or 12 if you're lucky enough to have seen the Jason Sudeikis episode in the UK) at this point. Besides the obvious of wanting to see cool guest stars and spooky mysteries, I wanted to dive deeper and write this month's short editorial article on a few specific things I'd like to see in the final few Guess Who episodes.
One thing that has been somewhat inconsistent, but getting better, in the Guess Who episodes is the over-focus on the guest star. Sometimes, it feels like the writers focus so much on making the episode about the guest star that the actual mystery is neglected, and one's enjoyment of the episode is almost entirely dependent on their like or dislike of the guest star. Personally, this is why I did not enjoy the Ricky Gervais episode, among some others where the guest star was overbearingly present in the episode. They've been doing better with it in the second half of season 1 and season 2, but certain episodes were still "meh" to me because of not enough mystery development.
Looking at the other side of it, I think the guest star should at least have a decent amount of presence in the episode, so they can contribute something. The Joey Chestnut episode felt like he was a side character because he was written so blandly, for example. I hope in the second half of season 2, that there is a consistent better balance of guest star presence, so they at least have a role to play but not so much of a role that it takes away time from the mystery or other members of the gang.
Overall though, I think the episodes are really improving from where we were at the beginning of season 1. We got some great episodes in the first half of season 2, especially Kristen Schaal and Morgan Freeman in which I felt the guest stars fit in perfectly with the plots of the episode. Which brings me to my last point: the guest star should actually seem interested in their role. In some episodes, the line delivery of guest stars seems very bland and forced, with episodes like Kacey Musgraves, Bill Nye & Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Jim Gaffigan being the ones coming to mind. It makes the episode less fun IMO if the guest star is just going through the motions or just there for the sake of claiming they have a guest star on the show.
I can't wait for the second half of season 2, and I'm hoping we get it soon!
~ WildwindVampire ~